If you are one of the people looking to be the first to pre-order Apple’s new iPad device, be prepared to get up early (you may already be if you are reading this), because the tablet is due to be available for pre-order today from 5:30am Pacific Time or 8:30am for those living on the east cost of the US.
The WIFI enabled model is set to be released on the 3rd April wheras the 3G-equipped version will be available later in the month. Potential buyers will be able to log onto the Apple Store and place an order for a Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi & 3G-equipped model as well as pre-ordering over the phone.
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Customers have the option to have their iPad delivered to their door or reserve a device to pick it up in person at their local Apple Store.
Gizmodo are reporting that if consumers pre-order over the phone, they can expect to get their iPad on the day of launch, those ordering through Apple’s website will see their devices shipped on the day of launch, no earlier.
The iPad will be available with three different storage options, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Minus 3G, the iPad is priced at $499, $599 and $699; with 3G, the iPad will cost $629, $729 and $829.
All models of the iPad are said to become available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.
If you are from outside of the US and absolutely cannot wait until iPad pre-orders start in your country, why not read our article on how to pre-order an iPad if you are outside the US.